Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics

Three students from the University Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery (UDOTS) have been chosen to present their research at the 19th Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics at the University Campus, Stoke on Trent, on 30th April and 1st May 2020.

UDOTS has encouraged and supported students to represent the School of Medicine and the University of Dundee at this event for the last several years and the following students studying an Intercalated BMSc in Applied Orthopaedic Technology, have been chosen to present their research topics via live stream:

Anja Powell - Female saddle discomfort: a novel saddle-seatpost interface. Project Supervisor: Dr Tim Drew.

Arya Nair - The effects of strength training on children and adolescents with Cerebral Palsy: a systematic review. Project Supervisors: Mrs Jenni Dalgleish, Dr Andrew J. Murphy.

Lewis Liversedge - An investigation of muscle activation and joint forces in ‘Conventional’ vs ‘Sumo’ deadlift styles with a focus on safety and injury prevention. Project Supervisors: Dr Tim Drew.

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Left to Right: Anja Powell, Arya Nair, Lewis Liversedge.

The conference provides a forum for information dissemination on clinical biomechanics and aims to facilitate discussion on research and case studies in this field. Due to travel restrictions related to COVID-19 and to comply with social distancing requirements this years’ conference will once again be hosted from the university’s television studios.

The overall conference content will focus on musculoskeletal biomechanics and assistive technology, with a series of five symposia on several topics. Each session will have keynote speakers who will outline the latest developments in the area and highlight the role of technology in understanding biomechanical principles with a focus on diagnosis and management of patients. There will be opportunities for debate and analysis of issues surrounding these topics.

Dr Andrew J. Murphy stated:

“It is a pleasure to once again be working with a select group of UDOTS students in preparation for dissemination of their work at this prestigious conference. The University of Dundee students have always represented us very well in the past and I have no doubt that this year’s presenters will continue that tradition.”

Mr Arpit Jariwala, Director of UDOTS, added:

“Well done to all three students for being accepted to present your biomechanical research. This is a tremendous opportunity for you to present at a nationally recognised conference. Having it remotely proved an enormous success last year and allowed for more of our students and staff to watch proceedings via the conference live-stream facility. I’d like to thank the conference organiser, Professor Nachiappan Chockalingam, who is always very accommodating in giving our students the chance to submit Abstracts. I wish the conference continued success.”